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Four Color Politics

Mainly the Quotes of the Morning, with occasional Other Crap.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Quotes of the Morning: Things are Tough All Over

“Q: He [Osama bin Ladin] seemed to be offering a conditional truce under fair conditions, and seemed to be tying it to a U.S. pullout from Iraq.
McCLELLAN: And as I indicated, clearly, the al Qaeda leaders and the terrorists are on the run. They're under a lot of pressure. We do not negotiate with terrorists. We put them out of business.”
-Press Gaggle with White House Spokesman Scott McClellan, January 19, 2006

“Though Osama still seems to be open for business five years after the most devastating attack on U.S. soil since Sherman marched on Atlanta. We don’t seem to be very good at catching him. We really need to get our best minds on this one. Put Fearless Leader on the case.”
-Skippy

“One of the reasons why the uninsured is going up because the cost is going up.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, January 19, 2006

“Its that kind of incisive deduction that will help us bring peace to the Middle East and win the War on Terra.”
-Skippy

“See, one of the problems we've had that shows - what we found out in New Orleans there's not - there wasn't a lot of - we take - some things we take for granted like the generations passing assets from one generation to the next just didn't happen in the African American community, and should.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, January 19, 2006

“Some of them didn’t even get an oil well for their birthday and Daddy never bought them a governorship or a baseball team. Tragic really. Small businesses are the lifeblood of America, and Dubya’s business experience has given him a keen understanding of the hardworking business owner..”
-Skippy

“If you're a restaurant owner in here Loudoun County and a restaurant owner in Crawford - I think there are a couple of restaurants here. If not, there will be. No, there is a good one, The Coffee Shop - I mean, Coffee Station, excuse me.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, January 19, 2006

“Things are tough all over though. Even in Washington, thanks to the Abramoff scandal, things are getting tight for people. They are looking at revising the ethics rules to keep lobbyists from buying politicians gifts. It is really hurting some hard-working people.”
-Skippy

"Now we're going to say you can't have a meal for more than 20 bucks. Where are you going, to McDonald's?"
-Trent Lott, reported in the New York Times, January 19, 2005

“No, actually Trent you can eat anywhere you want to. You’ll still be allowed to have your lobster and steak while dining with lobbyists. It’s just that now you’ll be forced to pay for it.”
-Skippy

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